Now that Ahsoka Tano is about to get her solo series, it is time we find out why she has such a huge fan base. Here’s why Ahsoka Tano is so badass.
Unrivaled Character Development Arc
Star Wars is full of characters that go through one hell of a development arc. But no characters comes even close to how Ahsoka blossomed. She debuted more than a decade ago in Clone Wars. Back then she was an annoying little runt of a kid who needed to be disciplined all the time. With time, Ahsoka Tano ended up becoming more mature and a critical thinker. The shades of gray that now adorn her character happened because she rebelled against the teachings of the Sith as well as the Jedi. Her morally ambiguous compass showed the fans that Star Wars need not be so cut and dry. The eternal struggle between the light and dark side of the Force is not as simple as one might think.
Ahsoka Tano Never Stops Speaking Her Mind
Ahsoka Tano is unrivaled not just in character development but also in her independence and ferocity. When Anakin Skywalker chose to save Chancellor Palpatine rather than save the people of Mandalore, Ahsoka was the first person to speak out against her master. Everyone knew what Anakin did was morally wrong. But it was only Ahsoka who spoke up. It was also the episode where Anakin gave Ahsoka Tano her famous dual wielded white lightsabers. Despite being betrayed by her own family and friends, Ahsoka always does the right thing and speaks out against anyone who tries to go astray.
Her Interpretation Of The Force Is Different Than The Jedi
The Jedi Council would do anything to protect their ancient traditions and teachings. The values they hold dear have been around for thousands of years. And almost all Jedi never question those ideals. Not Ahsoka Tano though. She values righteousness over tradition and would even go against the Council if the situation demands it. Anakin losing Ahsoka contributed to the rise of Darth Vader. Although she did not believe in the Sith teachings, she found hols in the Jedi values too. Ahsoka Tano understood the Force in a way not even Anakin Skywalker ever did. So when she left to become a Gray Jedi, the implications were immense.
She Is A Badass
The Clone Wars series proved how badass Ahsoka Tano was in the heat of battle. From being a mere weakling Padawan to a full-fledged Jedi warrior took a lot of time for her to transition to. If you have seen Rosario Dawson’s Ahsoka Tano, you know she is now second only to a select few warriors of the Galaxy, able to give even Din Djarin a run for his money. The single greatest Ahsoka Tano fight scene came in Star Wars: rebels, when she finds out the person behind Vader’s mask. It was emotional and nerve-wracking where Ahsoka Tano held her ground against the mighty Darth Vader.
Ahsoka Tano Represents Everything Anakin Skywalker Can Never Be
Anakin Skywalker was the greatest Jedi who ever lived. Under his tutelage, Ahsoka became the force of nature she is today. The strict and rigid nature of the Jedi teachings pushed Anakin over the edge. By the time he became Darth Vader, he had embraced the dark side because of the Jedis’ aversion to materialistic possessions. Ahsoka also knew the Jedi were wrong in some of their learnings. That cutting off all ties to desire was not the way forward for the Jedi Order. In the end, she too rebelled. but she decided to become a Gray Jedi rather than succumb to the Dark Side. Anakin Skywalker could not resist the temptation but Ahsoka Tano did. That’s why she is so awesome.